Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon
News & Analysis 11/28/2007 1 comment
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
TI embraces digital mics
News & Analysis 11/8/2007 Post a comment
Digital microphone pioneer Akustica Inc. said it has gained a design win in Texas Instruments' latest stereo audio codec chips.
Using Serial RapidIO for FPGA co-processing
Design How-To 11/8/2007 Post a comment
This article explains the basics of Serial RapidIO, how it compares to other interconnects, and how it enables DSP co-processing in FPGAs. It also looks at the features of Xilinx's Serial RapidIO solution.
Fulcrum upgrades 10G switch family
News & Analysis 11/5/2007 Post a comment
Fulcrum Microsystems is rounding out its family of 10 Gbit/second data Ethernet switches for the data center with new devices that add on routing capabilities, and has announced a design win with a new startup emerging from stealth mode.
Elastic electronics stretch to twice their length
Product News 11/1/2007 Post a comment
An IMEC laboratory at the University of Ghent in Belgium has realized interconnections for elastic electronic wires that can be stretched to twice their original length while maintaining electrical conductivity. The technology could be significant in such applications as foldable displays, biomedical applications and textiles that incorporate electronics, according to research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).